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Tel: 956.487.0672
Fax: 956.716.8899
5332 E. Highway 83
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582

Mission Statement
The mission of the Finance Department is to efficiently manage the financial operations of the City in accordance with state law and all applicable ordinances and policies of the City.
  1. Keep in proper books, a full accurate account of all the moneys received and disbursed on behalf of the City, specifying the time of receipt and disbursement, from whom received and to whom disbursed, and on what account received and disbursed, and how paid.
  2. Cancels all warrants and other evidences of debt against the City.
  3. Receive and have custody of all moneys paid to the City and shall disburse City moneys in accordance with City policy.
  4. Pay City employees upon presentation of the properly certified payroll.
  5. Demand and receive all moneys and fees owing to the City whenever any person is indebted to the City in any manner and the means of collection of such debt if not otherwise provided for by law.
  6. Coordinate all activity with the City Depository.
  7. Make a monthly report to Board of Commission as to the business of office during the month preceding, showing the balances on hand to the credit of the different funds at the time of the last report, the amounts received during the month, and on what account, together with such other items and facts as the Board of Commission may require.
  8. Prepare estimates of revenue, and shall give such other assistance in the preparation of the budgets as may be required by the City Manager.
  9. Keep all general accounts of the City government and of the respective departments, offices, boards, commissions and institutions thereof.

Notice of Intention to Issue Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation-June 24, 2020
Notice of Public Hearing for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Municipal Budget-Sept 2, 2020
Notice of Intention to Issue Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation-Oct 28, 2020

Municipal Budget:  The Finance Department is primarily responsible for developing the Rio Grande City’s Municipal Budget, which establishes spending priorities for each Fiscal Year (FY), which runs from October 1 through September 30.  The Finance Director works in conjunction with the department directors and the City Manager to deliver a proposed budget to the City Commission.  The Commission then reviews the proposed budget, makes appropriate and necessary changes, and adopts the budget before the end of each fiscal year

Audited Financial Reports:

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Sales Tax Filing:  If you are required to pay sales taxes, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Web File program enables taxpayers to electronically file and pay sales tax returns via the Internet.  You may obtain more info at Web File Sales Tax

Texas Comptroller Economic Development Agreement Search:
Chapter 380/381 Economic Development Agreements